Thursday, February 19, 2009

Freedom to Read Week

February 22nd-28th, 2009 is Freedom to Read Week: “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Check out the Challenged Books and Magazines List on the Freedom to Read Week Web Site - you may be surprised to see some of the things included.

The Spring Garden Road Library is hosting a program on Friday Feb 27th in recognition of Freedom to Read Week. We’ll be welcoming Dalhousie University English professor Alice Brittan to talk about the Nobel Prizewinning South African author J.M. Coetzee, who has been outspoken on the topic of censorship - including penning a book of essays called Giving Offense - Essays on Censorship - and faced censorship of his own award winning writing.

The program will begin at noon in the Program Room at the Spring Garden Road Branch.

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